|To commemorate his
stay, the car streets have been named after him.
The Lord of this temple is known as Vedanayaka because of the fact that the four Vedas
(Rig, Yajur, Sama and Atharvana) adored him. The Goddess whose temple is to the north of
the Siva temple came to be called Vedanayaki and Veenavada Vibhooshani as it is only here
that Parvati defeated Saraswati in the art of tuning the Veena.
The following deities are also enshrined in the temple and lie in the outer prakaram:
Kalabhairava, Saptakanyas (seven matrons), Viswanatha, Visalakshi, Setu- madhava, Siddhi
Vinayaka, and Mooladhara. Ganapati, Parvati, Siddeswara, Vishwamitra, the three
Lingas worshipped by Brahma, Agastya and Vishwamitra, Veerahatti Vinayaka, Subrahmanya in
the company of his two consorts, Chandikeswara and Sasta (Hariharaputra).
In the inner prakarams are enshrined the following deities: Vedaranyeswara. Or
Satyagniswara in his marriage costume is in the garbhagriha. Parasakti known as
Bhogasakti, Tyagaraja, Kalyana Sundara, Ardhanareeswara, the 63 Nayanmars, the Linga
enshrined by Sri Rama, Dakshina- murti, the 5 Lingas adored by the Pandavas, Mahalakshmi,
Gajalakshmi, Saneeswara Bhagavan, Yoga Saraswati, Nagesa, Annapurni, Durga, Chandra-
sekhara, Nataraja and Navagrahas.